|Hmm...what to think...|
|Winds at the time of this post|
However, sorry to say it folks, but we're running out of migrants! Central and Northern IL are still experiencing influxes of migrant flycatchers, thrushes, warblers, and shorebirds, but as observed by Keith McMullen here: http://bit.ly/14UALRw, most migrants have pretty much moved on or settled down to breed in Southern IL. The time is nigh, everyone. Don't get me wrong, birds will still be moving, especially shorebirds, but May is almost over. Time to prepare for Breeding Bird Surveys and all the other fun of summer birding. Breeding biology is one of the most fascinating parts of ornithology (see Bridget Stutchbury's "the Private Lives of Birds"), and I encourage you all to get out there and make ornithologists out of yourselves!
The next few days look to be relatively favorable, with overall southerly winds, but we'll see how it turns out. Northern IL Wind Forecast: http://bit.ly/ZxyRq6, Southern IL Wind Forecast: http://bit.ly/124R3WX
To figure out which species to look for in your area, here are the eBird resources I've made a habit of sharing. Overall, keep your eyes peeled for arrivals and influxes of flycatchers, thrushes, late warblers, hummingbirds, and any shorebirds.
General IL charts: http://bit.ly/129Tru1
Make your own: http://bit.ly/129Tfed
Cool. Good luck everyone. Here's hoping the radar lights up a little bit more some time tonight.
|Not bad...how about a little more? We'll see what tonight brings.|